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'Miracle on Ice' feted 35 years later

Feb 22, 2015

'Miracle on Ice' feted 35 years later

All these years later, Dave Christian is still quick with a smile when asked about the signature moment of his hockey life — the amazing Miracle on Ice triumph over the Soviet Union. “In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we ...

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

Feb 21, 2015

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

It took 14 seconds into his first NHL game for Mackenzie Skapski to give up his first career goal. The New York Rangers’ 20-year-old goalie proved to be perfect over the rest of his debut. After being beaten by Matt Moulson on the first ...

Desjardins paces Sharks

Feb 20, 2015

Desjardins paces Sharks

Andrew Desjardins and his San Jose teammates were in the right places Thursday night. Desjardins scored two goals 2:37 apart in the second period and the Sharks held off the Dallas Stars 5-2. First, Tomas Hertl’s shot hit Desjardins’ stick on the way to ...

Red Wings defeat rivals

Feb 19, 2015

Red Wings defeat rivals

When the Detroit Red Wings got off to a slow start, Jimmy Howard kept them in the game. When it went to a shootout, Howard closed the door. Howard made 32 saves through overtime, and then denied Patrick Sharp on the final play of ...

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Feb 18, 2015

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Alexander Ovechkin insists he saw the puck, put his hands together and tried to give it a whack, only to see Kris Letang’s right foot get in the way at the last second. The fallout may have reignited the once-heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh ...

Rangers rally past Islanders

Feb 17, 2015

Rangers rally past Islanders

This one had all the makings of a repeat performance for the New York Islanders against the New York Rangers. The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders had their way in three previous matchups this season — beating the defending Eastern Conference champions by three goals each ...

Blackhawks take down Penguins in shootout

Feb 16, 2015

Blackhawks take down Penguins in shootout

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane kicked it off for Chicago, and Patrick Sharp finished the job. The star-studded shootout turned into quite a show for the Blackhawks. Sharp scored the decisive goal in the tiebreaker, lifting the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over Sidney ...

Avs gets best of Stars again

Feb 15, 2015

Avs gets best of Stars again

Colorado has struggled to score pretty goals lately, so it got scrappy in an effort to turn around a disappointing season. Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots and the Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday ...

Hossa sets tone in win

Feb 14, 2015

Hossa sets tone in win

Marian Hossa is smiling again. The swagger is back. While the Chicago Blackhawks are searching for successful line combinations, Hossa is rolling. The veteran winger scored his seventh goal in four games, and the Blackhawks rallied for a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey ...

Hitchcock gets milestone win

Feb 13, 2015

Hitchcock gets milestone win

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock reached an impressive milestone, joining some heady company. Alexander Steen had a goal and two assists to help Hitchcock move into sole possession of fourth place on the NHL wins list in the Blues’ 6-3 victory over the ...

Canucks top Hawks in OT

Feb 12, 2015

Canucks top Hawks in OT

The Canucks had just blown a two-goal lead when the puck dropped for overtime. The Chicago Blackhawks had all the momentum, and were looking for an unlikely victory. That’s when the Sedin brothers connected for a big goal for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin got his ...

Canadiens rally late to beat Flyers

Feb 11, 2015

Canadiens rally late to beat Flyers

Like many other times this season, the Montreal Canadiens rallied late for a win. Trailing by a goal for most of Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal tied it late in the third period before scoring the winner in a 2-1 overtime victory. ...